i have recently just gone back to around 8 grams ascorbic acid taken in 4 separate doses, 1 morning, 1 night, 1 with lunch, 1 with evening meal. i've been taking this now for around 8 days.
i am observing the following behavior.
1) i feel my dopamine is becoming a bit dulled. there is no lust, everything seems a bit flat. does that make sense? like life has less enjoyment, or the things that i used to enjoy dont seem to give the same enjoyment. all googling points to vitamin c increasing dopamine, but it seems to be less for me? i am mentioning dopamine because that's what i attribute this all to, the pleasure reward system. even women, the same women i used to enjoy don't give the same feeling. you know? the girls in the restaurant, i used to talk to them a lot more, was interested, now its all a bit flat with them.
2) i feel a bit like a little boy, like my testosterone has been impacted. like i am fully co-operative with people, like i feel less of a man. i don't feel like a respectable man, i feel like a bit of a child, does that make sense? like i used to feel powerful but not at the moment. i guess my question is this, does vitamin c inhibit asborption of any minerals/vitamins if taken with the food? should i avoid taking the vitamin c with food? if i was going to test then i would drop the vitamin c i take with meals.
i guess both of these queries are regarding how i 'feel', which is always going to be subjective. but if anyone has any opinions or similar experiences, i'd be happy to hear them.